April 19, 1951 - December 30, 2021
Flores – Teresa Flores, age 70, of Atlantic Beach, Florida went to her Heavenly Home on December 30, 2021, at Baptist Beaches. She was born in Santa Rita, New Mexico on April 19, 1951, to the late Florencio Villaneuva Flores, Sr. and Teresa Gomez. Teresa and her family relocated to Atlantic Beach, Florida in 1957 and they happily made Duval County their forever home. Teresa graduated from Duncan U. Fletcher High School in 1970 and worked at AT&T during school and following her graduation. As a young woman, Teresa was in an accident that left her paralyzed, but that didn’t slow her down. She was determined to have a beautiful life no matter her circumstances. She volunteered for a few years at Atlantic Beach Elementary and was offered a scholarship at Jacksonville University. Teresa proudly accepted and started in 1986 to pursue a degree in Elementary Education. In 1991, Teresa had completed school and started her career as a teacher. She loved helping others, especially children to learn and grow academically. Teresa had a passion for education and was able to fulfill that passion by teaching at San Jose Elementary, Brookview Elementary, and finally Atlantic Beach Elementary. After over 25 years as an Educator, Teresa retired and started volunteering as a tutor at the Marine Science Center. She also volunteered on an advisory board to assist in making decisions that related to handicapped individuals. Teresa loved attending and singing in her choir at St. Johns the Baptist Catholic Church where she was a longtime active member. She was an avid reader who loved reading books and found much joy in history, biographies, and westerns. She loved painting with her sister-in-law, Violet, under the direction of Bill Trotter. She was a proud supporter of Donald Trump and promoted him and his campaign, loved supporting the Jacksonville Jaguars as she had season tickets for many years, and enjoyed attending the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens when they had their Handicap Day. Teresa was full of life and truly lived to the fullest. She was loved by so many and will be missed by all who knew her. Teresa was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Florencio Flores, Jr. and Matias Flores; sister, Angela Flores; sister-in-law, Bobbie McMinn Flores and Luisa Hernandez Flores; and her brother-in-law, Jonathon Davis. Teresa is survived by her loving brothers, Simon Guy Flores, Gilbert Flores, Jose (Violet) Flores, and Stephen (Innan) Flores all of Atlantic Beach, FL; sisters, Irene Davis of Jacksonville, FL, Betty Bell of Texas, Laura (Raymond) Harber and Mary Helen (Chuck) Dedman both of Atlantic Beach, FL; along with many nieces and nephews she loved dearly. A Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at St. Johns the Baptist Catholic Church at 12:00 pm. Interment will follow at Beaches Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 – 12:00 at the church. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES at Beaches Memorial Park, 1500 Main Street, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233. 904-249-1166. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Flores – Teresa Flores, age 70, of Atlantic Beach, Florida went to her Heavenly Home on December 30, 2021, at Baptist Beaches. She was born in Santa Rita, New Mexico on April 19, 1951, to the late Florencio Villaneuva Flores, Sr. and... View Obituary & Service Information
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